Kidd Upstairs

Kidd Upstairs
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kidd-upstairs-genocide
As many have observed, in rap “bad” can mean good and “stupid” can mean brilliant. So I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised to find that Oakland rapper/producer Kidd Upstairs has turned... More
Posted 4 months ago
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kidd-upstairs-philip-seymour-hoffman
Living life like an endless party may sound good, but the marathon of sex, drugs and liquor is bound to wear down the most dedicated hedonist eventually. On his latest single, Cali rapper/producer... More
Posted 8 months ago
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kidd-upstairs-insta-gram
The life of an emcee on the come-up isn’t an easy one, but it does have its perks—including access to some of the most beautiful women social networks have to offer. On new single Insta Gram$,... More
Posted about 9 months ago
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demrick-tone-it-down
Artist: Demrick
Featuring: Kidd Upstairs
Album: Going Up EP
West Coast rhymesayer DEMRICK has joined forces with Oakland rapper/producer and fellow DJBooth regular Kidd Upstairs to craft his latest single. Though the record’s titled “Tone It Down,”... More
Posted about 10 months ago
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kidd-upstairs-newman
Song: Newman
Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging... More
Posted 10 months ago
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kidd-upstairs-descent
Featuring: Uptown XO
Song: Descent
Fasten your seatbelts, Booth readers, because it’s goin’ down. On his latest single, Cali rapper/producer Kidd Upstairs asks us to join him as he makes his Descent into a subterranean... More
Posted 10 months ago
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kidd-upstairs-bridge-burners
Kidd Upstairs is one hungry motherf**ker. No, literally—the Cali buzzmaker’s latest promo single, Bridge Burners, begins with him impatiently awaiting the arrival of a delivery pizza. But a... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
kidd-upstairs-picasso
Song: Picasso
Kidd Upstairs may not have the dough to fill his crib with multi-million dollar canvases à la Jay-Z, but that doesn’t mean he lacks a healthy appreciation for modern art. On his latest mixtape... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-ashin-in-my-cup
At the bottom of January, The Kidd Upstairs earned rave DJBooth reviews for DMNDS, a club-ready ode to ladies of the unapproachably beautiful variety. If you were able to get together with a few of... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-dmnds
Song: DMNDS
Back in college, we had a term for a girl who was simply too perfect to approach: the Unicorn. Kidd Upstairs prefers to call those girls DMNDS. According to Kidd himself, a DMND is “the highest... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-so-far-away
Featuring: J. Cardim
After nearly four months without a new feature from Kidd Upstairs, loyal fans may be wondering where the Cali rhymesayer’s been hiding. Wherever he was, he wasn’t So Far Away that he... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-lollipop-blunts
For most of the country, marijuana is still a no-no, but out in Colorado and Kidd Upstairs’ home state of California, the green has the green light. They have weed bars, and even weed tea. I don’t... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-a-la-mode
If you’ve got any ice cream in the freezer, now would be a good time to grab a few scoops; Kidd Upstairs latest feature is best enjoyed A La Mode. (Granted, I can’t think of a song that... More
Posted one year ago
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kidd-upstairs-turtles
Song: Turtles
We’ve all seen that viral video where the kid trolls the news reporter by saying, “I like Turtles.” Well, if he stumbled across the latest feature from Kidd Upstairs, I think his... More
Posted about 2 years ago
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kidd-upstairs-gold-coins
At first blush, Los Angeles rhymesayer Kidd Upstairs seems to have little in common with Mario, the portly Italian plumber of Nintendo fame. The former’s latest single, however, reveals that... More
Posted 2 years ago
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kidd-upstairs-grimey
Song: Grimey!
Best draw a bath before you listen to Kidd Upstairs’ latest feature; the record’s so Grimey! you’ll want to wash up afterward. In stark contrast to July’s Believe, which found... More
Posted 2 years ago
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kidd-upstairs-believe
Song: Believe
There’s still nothing better than a perfectly placed sample. So although it’s the lyrics from Kidd Upstairs (making his DJBooth debut today) that transform new standout song selection Believe from... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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